Thursday, October 29, 2009


Brian Bonz and The Dot Hongs are very excited to announce two upcoming national tours in support of their Triple Crown / Favorite Gentlemen Records debut, From Sumi To Japan. Beginning October 26th in Dallas, TX, these Sunset Park, Brooklyn natives will join Straylight Run for a two week run before joining Person L and John Nolan (Taking Back Sunday) for a 5 week trek that will begin in Cleveland, OH on November 10th. In addition, Brian will perform a solo acoustic set at Nassau Coliseum on November 28th with Brand New and others. A band KEXP praised as "the best of Brooklyn's experimental rock scene," has been winning over fans and critics with what Alternative Press praises as "concepts that are immersed in an entirely refreshing context, producing delicately experimental ornate indie pop."

Filled with stories of escape and the value of youth, From Sumi To Japan, draws from a variety of genres that Beyond Race Magazine praises as an intelligent "collection of nostalgic songwriting and dreamy music that will make you feel light years away from New York." The band's enchanting pop, dreamy ballads and experimental rock have also been called "meaningful music and downright fun, two things that have rarely come together on any single 2009 album to date" by Stereo Subversion. Jeremiah Edmond from Manchester Orchestra simply calls Bonz "one of his favorite new musicians" and an "incredible artist" while The Orlando Weekly says, "expect great things from this fledging indie breeze that could easily become a monsoon."

Over the last year, Brian Bonz and The Dot Hongs have toured with Manchester Orchestra, Kevin Devine, Brand New, Nightmare of You and Roger Miller (Mission of Burma), to name a few.

With Straylight Run

October 26 The Door Dallas, TX
October 27 Emo's Austin, TX
October 28 The Conservatory Oklahoma City, OK
October 29 Revolution Music Room Little Rock, AK
November 1 Mixtape Café Grand Rapids MI
November 3 Diesel Pittsburgh, PA
November 4 The Space Hamden, CT
November 5 Higher Ground Burlington, VT
November 6 Club Hell Providence, RI
November 7 The Loft Poughkeepsie, NY
November 8 Studio @ Webster Hall New York, NY

With Person L and John Nolan

November 10 Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
November 11 Mac's Bar East Lansing, MI
November 12 The Bishop Bar Bloomington, IN
November 13 The Firebird St. Louis, MO
November 14 The Record Bar Kansas City, MO
November 15 Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, IA
November 19 Schubas Tavern Chicago, IL
November 20 The Basement Columbus, OH
November 21 Eleanor Rigby's Jermyn, PA
November 22 Maxwell's Hoboken, NJ

November 28th Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY **

December 2 TT The Bear's Boston, MA
December 3 MUB Stafford Room Durham, NH
December 4 Southpaw Brooklyn, NY
December 5 Jammin Java Vienna, VA
December 6 Greene Street Club Greensboro, NC
December 8 Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, GA
December 9 Rocketown Nashville, TN
December 11 Diesel Pittsburgh, PA
December 12 The Khyber Philadelphia, PA

December 17 Rockwood Music Hall New York, NY ***

** With Brand New (it makes me sad that they still haven't topped "Deja Entendu." I always get so excited for their new albums, and they're just nowhere near as satisfying.) & Glassjaw
*** Solo show

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